One would have to live in a desert without senses to not see the drama triangle of Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston and Angelina Jolie. Here's some news from the front lines in the magazine W:
"What people don't understand is that we filmed ['Mr. & Mrs. Smith'] for a year," he told the publication. "We were still filming after Jen and I split up. Even then it doesn't mean that there was some kind of dastardly affair. There wasn't. I'm very proud of the way that it was handled. It was respectful."
This is the kind of frivolous, cowardly mush that comes from folks who can act like tough assassins, but love like fickle school children in reality. The break up of marriage wasn't dastardly. In fact it was respectful, something to be proud of. No, wait, not just proud. Very proud. Even God is impressed with the civility of it all, I'm sure. How do Brad and Jen relate since the respectful divorce?
"We still check in with each other," Brad said. "She was a big part of my life, and me hers. I don't see how there cannot be [that]. That's life, man. That's life."
The profundity of this statement is just one of the many reasons that people look up to actors as the role models they are. I can see why congress invites such people to pontificate about world affairs, and the U.N. makes them "ambassadors" to hurting hoards. It's nice to know that Brad still checks in with the wife of his youth. After all she was a big part of his life - joined together by God and all that. It had to be at least as important as teenage acne - a big part of life. Surely something as profound as marriage - created by God to express the unending love between Christ and his church - is going to require checking in with each other when it's ended. After all, "That's life, man. That's life."